Traditional Architecture: A Timeless Treasure

Traditional architecture is linked to vernacular architecture – the architectural style which takes into account local needs and locally available building materials. Traditional architecture addresses the problems of a confined climate, definitive of a particular area. That is why different regions of the country house different traditional practices. Traditional architecture is always sustainable. With growing demand of resources and […]

Biomimetics: A Friend of the Designers

Biomimetics is basically the study of designs, processes, and systems that nature undergoes; to solve simple and complex daily life hurdles. While Biomimetics have a large number of applications in various fields; in architecture and manufacturing, it is theory proved in obtaining design related solutions. Biomimetic architecture uses nature as a model, measure, and mentor in core building or unit design. Biomimicry also lets us judge the efficiency of human technical upheavals. On the one hand, human-designed solutions depend on the use of resources, materials, and energy to process. On the other, natural processes generate their independent distinctive mechanism. Nature even turns waste into a useful matter, a thoughtful system, which should be on top in every designer’s checklist. Shristi reveals another mystery of architecture, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths.

How do Indoor Plants help us Mitigate the Sick Building Syndrome?

Plants bring life and colour into the building; an outdoor connection much required for any inward looking home or built space. Regardless of the design style, houseplants blend seamlessly in every indoor setting. These ever-changing elements live up to provide both form and function. But, the benefits of interior landscaping go beyond just aesthetics. Researchers believe that plants have […]

Temple Architecture and Positivity: Is there a Connection?

A temple has to be built according to the Vedic principles and Vaastu Shaastra. It is the most acceptable constraint that the main idol of the deity should be located where the magnetic lines of the Earth are concentrated. The temple is then constructed around this point. This makes the ‘Garbhagirha’ (the main shrine) a high-power zone, which […]

Mindtree Kalinga: A Campus that Blends Physical and Emotional Infrastructures

Mindtree Kalinga is a 20-acre sustainable campus. The master plan is energised by the interlock between two major spatial sequences, the ‘Path of Life’ and the ‘Social Circle’. While the path of life sequence runs in the east-west direction and connects the two major elements of the site’s context: the hill and sunrise to the east, and the reserve forest and […]

How to Weave Emotions into Architecture?

In architecture and spatial design, ‘atmosphere’ is indicated to the physical perception recognised through emotional sensibility. Not every space has the power to implant lasting effects on the observer’s wits. But all built spaces, every structure certainly prompts some or the other insight within us. According to the Kaplan’s theory, while setting foot into any space or environment, our […]